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    January 16, 2013
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>> they're planning to do that. >> the mayor left the conference after we spoke so he cannot attend the committee hearing. the vice mayor shared in his absence. after the alotted window to speak, it was defered until the mayor returns from washington. there was a strong reaction to the assault ban ordinance proposal by a manager at the gun exchange. >> i don't remember the last time there is a mass shooting in san jose, california. people are going to find ways to kill each other one way or another by putting larger bans and larger restrictions on our freedoms, that -- you're just going to start angering people more. >> last time they had a gun control law was 1997, banning small handguns known as
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saturday night specials i was found to be conflicting with state law. >> thank you. later tonight abc 7 news political reporter mark math use will have local reaction outlined today at the white house, stay tuned for that later on in the hour in, marin county, the district attorney now says it may not have enough money to pay the people who turned in their weapons during that four-county buy back program yesterday. officials handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers but only raised 43,000s ndz cash to cover them. the total of 827 weapons were turned in. and another buy back is set for monday. it's currently scheduled for 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the san rafael and mill valley police departments but don't expect to get cash this time. for turning in the gun. >> we're used to seeing screeners in our nation
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airports but today a special unit made a stop in a train station in the east bay. it's a story you'll see only on abc 7 news. laura anthony sl live tonight. laura? >> hi, carolyn, tsa out here earl tli morning and a surprise visit of sorts. the spokesman likely to send set up a dui check point saying if quote, bad guys know tsa might be here, they might decide not to launch an attack on amtrak. they're part of a special unit of the viper team. viper stands for visible intermodal prevention and response, we've learned their -- blurred their faces because some also work under cover. >> this morning there is a visible deterrent if anyone thinks about maybe wanting to do something to amtrak or rails we're herement it's unpredictable. >> in this case, the tsa works
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with amtrak police officers to make a sweep of the train. the unit will look for signs of trouble this is more about being seen. at least once in a while, by those who travel on amtrak. >> think should know we're out there looking at rail safety and we're trying to make sure everyone remains vij lebt. >> never times they'll randomly screen luggage and bring in k 9 units. and this is an environment that is wide open. >> like my first thought was i was concerned something happened but then... it's probably to the bad to have security. >> this is providing security for the public, they're alerted. so are we. >> the primary mission to save guard the transportation lines, the viper teams are used at high profile he veents we have
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viper teams in washington, d.c. support inauguration. we'll have viper teams in new orleans when they win the super bowl. >> they were here in the bay area in san francisco for world series, and we're told they occasionally pop in over in oakland for a raider game. >> police want to you take a look at a sketch of a man wanted for trying to snatch a 3-year-old girl out of her mother's arms. here it s police say it is critical to get this man off the streets before he strikes again. the mother says the man began chet chathing with them around 5:30 last night. >> he kneeled down to talk to my 3-year-old picked her up by her ankles and started to pull her from me. her bots fell off, pants coming off. he was pulling hard.
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>> neighbors say they did not hear or see anything out of the ordinary police say they're canvassing the area is a follow up on every lead possible. our concern is that if he's willing to be as brazen as he was yesterday evening, who is to say he won't do this again. >> here is a look at the sketch again, police describe the man as about 20, 30 years old, five foot six with a thin build. the mother says he smelled like motor oil. >> the fbi is refusing to say why it raided a real estate office this afternoon but sky 7 was overhead. agents removed boxes and computer frtz office of pinnacle realtors about 2:30 today. neighbors told abc 7 news the office opened about two years ago. the web site says the company specializes in fha financing for first time buyers. the oakland museum of california is now releasing
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this picture of a rare artifact that was stolen last week. police say someone took off with this gold and quarts box dating back to california gold rush. a $12,000 reward is being offered for the safe return. you can call the police department's tip line that number is also posted on our web site if you zront a pen handy. >> a north bay man could face time in prison for a rape of a man. the 25-year-old arraigned on nine counts related to the assault. police say he rushed up to the victim, threw her to the floor and sexual assaulted her. he also demanded money before running away. san francisco district attorney says the case is a reminder for them not to get distracted with their cell phones. >> we're using our cell phones and have a tendency to get
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engrossed in conversations. this is very, very important. >> jones was arrested near the area of the crime with the help of a helicopter. he could face several life ferms convicted. >> meantime in south bay a family is making a heart felt plea for information helping soflt first murder of the new year. >> imt sad. very sad for my daughter. >> she broke down in tears talking about her grief, heart breaking enough she lost her husband of seven years but she was also a devoted father to their 5-year-old daughter, that is indescribable. >> he always saw in the morning he'd wake up and he's take care of her. >> it is a routine ended forever. he became the city's first homicide victim of the year. the family discovered his body outside of their home on january 6th.
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now, it needs public help to end a new routine. >> we don't want to wake up every morn skgt same question. why? and who? >> so far, police don't have those answers. the 34-year-old victim grew up in san jose, working as a barber. police nort saying how many times he was shot, but at least once. and investigators say there is no reason to think the husband and father was involved in gangs or any illegal activities. >> we don't see any that have in this case. you know? we see a person someone decided to kill. and we're left scratching our head autos it's frustrating for police not to have the evidence or witnesses they need f anyone knows anything, they only have to listen to aricelli. >> it's very hard fr me because i have a daughter, five years old. and she is asking for him.
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and i don't have answers. >> anyone with information is urged to call san jose police department. people can remain anonymous by contacting crime stoppers. we have numbers on our web site on our web site just go to abc 7 news.com. >> all right. late news from washington tonight a new order grounding all 787 dream liners and what happened to the passengers due to fly out of the bay area on one of the giant new plane autos it's happened everywhere else. >> san francisco may be getting a new area code. >> it's turning cold but going to be a mild weekend. how warm it's going to be in the accu-weather forecast. >> and mavericks is on for this
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abc news reporter allen wong in or yinda. the driver lost control of his truck, witnesses say it appears the truck breaks -- brakes went out as they hit a slope dumping it's load of a cut down tree. sky 7 was there as crews pulled the truck out of the area. the driver did not appear to be seriously injured. >> boeing's new 787 fleet is grounded this evening, the faa
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issued an emergency safety order taking the dream liner out of the air. they're worried about problem wtz lithium batteries. this new video shows one of them being grounded this afternoon at l.a.x.. the order applies to united mainly because it's the only u.s. carrier with 787s. a landing yesterday in western japan convinced japan's two largest airlines to ground their dream liners. tokyo bound passengers had to schedule and reschedule flights today. >> i took a short flight, 50 minutes. and it's just kind of scary. so i don't mind taking another air across. >> the faa says it will work to get plains back in the area. the stock dropped more than 3% after the order came down. >> major change coming to san
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francisco area kichld new one must be added but how that is done, and where is still up for debate. the 415 includes all of san francisco, marin county and daily city and live at state p.u.c. with some possible solutions. >> the change is expected to come in 2014. it will not be easy. the people we talked to say 415 is a brand, it's internationally known they want to hang on it to. and cpuc says something has got to give. >> your area code is 415. >> identity. right? you tell people where you're from, everybody knows you're from san francisco right? so i love that. >> in old days it was only three area codes in the state. now, demand for numbers has
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gone way up. the california public utilities commission says 415 will be exhausted by 2015. the agency undergoing what it calls relief planning. >> this is horrible, take it from marin. >> her store 415 clothing celebrates the area code from sweat shirts to jewelry there. is a tattoo parlor well. caught up with a customer told us 415 is cool. >> i also heard that 415 is going to be obsolete. so tattoo is going to cost more. >> the cpuc is examining how to implement change. one plan would split san francisco into two regions. the other calls for an overlay. basically giving the new area
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code to new customers. >> i think san francisco should all be the same area code if you want to know the truth. we live here or new or native like i am. >> the state public utilities commission says it put off a change and now there is no choice. kittarro says it's an area code with cash yeah. and she -- cache. >> san francisco has an association with a set of values and so people that are fro here tend to like other people to know they're from here. >> the cpuc wants to make a decision and they want to hear from you. so there is a public meeting here tonight. and two more tomorrow in san raf yes. you can write in comments. we have details on our web site. live in san francisco, abc 7
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news. thank you, i'm sure they'll hear a lot from people. >> i'm ready to get into mild. >> i think we're there. >> right. >> we'll be there by may, or june. no. no. it's coming. just days away. overnights continue to be cold. we forget daytime weather is getting milder already. here is a is a live view. westward across the bay under clear skies this is a spare the air day, i should mention. it's been rather chilly we tend to think of spare the air days. when it gets pregnant we have poor air qau. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd. clear skies, rain free precipitation free map here, down to 45 degrees in fairfield. 47 in antioch. 46 in livermore, 50s in
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oakland. 52, sab san francisco. forecast features chillier again tonight. tomorrow, another spare the air day. we'll see milder days continuing throughout sunday. taking a look at our beach hazard statement for friday afternoon through saturday morning. heights of eight to 10 feet. sets to 20 feet. sneaker waves possible including west-facing beaches including monterey bay and north bay, temperatures on the cold side again, lking for lows of 30 degrees in santa rosa and vallejo and concord. 31 livermore and napa, 28. lows in fairfield, mid to upper 30s around bay shore line z 42 here in san francisco. tomorrow, air quality will be poor, expected to be poor in the inland east bay, north bay and coast.
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now, let's take a look at the pacific satellite image. a big high pressure image several days deflecting our air stream well to the north. few clouds in the sky. the warming trend continues, temperatures increasing each day getting into the end of the week. tomorrow, south bay, sunny skies high temperatures 62. 63 in campbell. pin anyone slarks low 60s, upper 50s to above 60s on the coast. downtown a high of 59 tomorrow, north bay highs from upper 50s, mainly low 60s actually. near east bay highs, low 60s as well. inland east bay high temperatures right around 60s. here is the accu-weather forecast. mid-60s in the bay area friday, saturday, sunday. back down to low 60s on monday, then, we'll have a little bit
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of cooling going into mid week next week but still no rainfall in site. dry, and lovely. >> coming up next, endangered sierra nevada red fox.
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a environmental group plans to sue the goflt for protection of the sierra nevada red fox. there are only two known populations of the rare fox in california. a group of 20 near z.a family of eight near son nora pass. this red fox lives in remote high mountains and tlus used to thrive throughout california and oregon. the center for biological diversity accused u.s. fish and wildlife services of failing to develop a recovery plan. they believe global warming will shrink habitat more. >> mavericks surf contest is back, kicking off on sunday at 8:00 a.m. this this week a storm sent swells barreling towards the pacific coast.
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organizers say it should make for a great day of surfing. >> waves from 30 feet, plus. not going to be like, giant, it's going to be solid. and give athletes a chance to show what they've got. >> 11 time world champion kelly slate jer headed to half moon bay this weekend. >> there is more still to come at 6:00. first up president takes action on gun control, keeping dangerous weapon as way from dangerous people. while respecting the second amendment. >> michael finney tonight on a call for a federal investigation into a wells fargo bank program described by one woman as a death trap. >> late new updates tonight on the notes tra dame player whose leukemia stricken girlfriend from stanford was
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tonight the president is pushing for a broad series of tighter gun controls on massive plan.
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it's the direct result of course of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut where 20 school children were killed by a gunman. abc 7 news is here with what is more on the plan. >> yes. it's not going to be easy said the president, polls show most americans support many measures proposed today. the president called his gun control measures common sense. >> i believe must gun owners agree we can respect the second amendment but keeping an irresponsible few from harm on a massive scale. >> he is pushing for a ban on high capacity clips and a renewed ban on military style semi automatic rifles. to get the ball rolling today he signed 23 executive measures into law, including strengthenthing the national criminal background check system. at a gun violence hearing on capitol hill wrk bay area
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lawmakers echoed the call. >> the president said this time must be different. we've agreed. >> we have an important responsibility to make sure our schools, our streets, and our communities are safe. >> representative jackie speier told abc 7 the american people support of the proposals. >> the vast majority, a super math disupport who those things. a poll shows a vast majority of those questioned support gun checks or purchases of guns and ammunition but nra put out a video attacking the president personally. >> it's just another hypocrite. >> in burlingame, nra inspector says his phone has been ringing off the hook. we're law abiding citizens. once again, they're being
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caused by antidepressants and violent video games. we don't need to do background checks. >> it's expected the president will have a battle in the rin-led house and in the senate there are a dozen or so senators from conservative states who are vulnerable on this issue and may be uncomfortable with what the president is proposing. >> and. >> what about dianne feinstein? >> she pushed through the first ban in 1994 and she's in favor whaft president had to say and she's a force in the bat. -- senate. >> there is talk in congress about passing stricter gun controll laws from tightening loopholes and roifring reporting of ammunition
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purchases and a proposal to do background checks on people before they buy ammunition and require a permit to proceed with the sale. >> this is ammunition, in my opinion is the fuel that feeds the violence. >> they are considering a ban on hollow point bullets mayor ed lee is looking for help from nearby city autos something we can do locally. we need a match that up with every county. we know the trick is that you can buy in other counties and come back. >> they afwre the country needs to invest more in mental health services. >> the median sales price of the houses sold last month was almost $443,000 up more than $100,000 or 32% from the year before. that is the highest figure in
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four and a half years and ebay did well, bargain hunting holiday shoppers drove revenues up, earnings up 18%. in 1995. gold man sacks lad a good year, too, today reported fourth quarter earnings nearly tripling that of last year and stock prices fell today when the world bank warned washington debt battle could put the economy at rigs being. boeing fell 2% in after hours trading after faa grounded dream liners. and apple stock went up 4%. >> a veteran actor spent golden years here in the bay area has died. he was best known for the role
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in "diff'rent strokes", playing a wealthy white widower raising two sons of his african american housekeeper. a native of canada he had a long career in the movies and stage a cording to his daughter he died at home in livermore. conrad bain
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a coalition of consumer groups is asking the federal government to take a look at the lending practices of san francisco based wells fargo bank. >> that is right. they're concerned about a program they claim is like a pay day loan product. >> michael finney is here now with a story of a woman comparing her experience to a debt trap. >> yes this, wells fargo prefers to call the program a direct deposit advance, charging 1 path $50 for every $20 borrowed. your loan must be paid in full when the next check arrives. the fee on the loan is equivalent of a percentage rate of 108%. a 30 day loan, 91%.
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annette smith of rockland needed to pay for smog repairs and registration on her truck. she didn't have the money, so they she twont her bank. now, the bank won't give her a traditional loan but suggested that she might want to use a wells program called direct deposit advance. >> i zrnt to have collateral. i didn't have to have a credit check. and i felt that that was a good service. you know? >> wells fargo let her borrow up to $500. she had to die to it her monthly direct deposit from social security. as soon as the next check was deposited wells would debit the amount you plus a fee of $37.50. >> only alternative was to borrow, again. >> i don't know how much money she makes every month but the social security check is her only source of income. so that is around a thousand dollars. the loan amount? $500, the fee about $37.50.
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that means there is a $462.50 for food, rent, utilities for the rest of the month. andre luke yetta. >> you can't make other expenses taking on another loan that. cycle goes on and on. >> this cycle repeated the following month and month after and after and after. and it's been going on five years. wells fargo declined an interview but in an e mail told us during financial emergencies, wells fargo direct deposit advance service provides short term yitd to customers whose accounts under good standing it's n expensive form of credit not intended to solve long term needs. there is a call for stricter regulations on the program, they want the arp to be disclosed up front, loan
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amounts limited to $300 same restricted on traditional pay day lender autos dangerous thaing is that -- thing is that people think that it's a safe product. >> annette knew what she was paying in fees, that 37.50s buds never thought about what that meant in terms of interest rates. she says she didn't know that her annual percentage rate, apr on a 30 day loan would be 91%. she says wells never disclosed apr to her. we looked on the web excite could not find the percentage rate, either. >> i was flabbergasted. i was -- i was -- stunned. >> she only recently found out about the rate charge when reefding something she saw from california reinvestment coalition. >> you know... i had to tell my children. >> she felt embarrassed and didn't want to it happen to
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her loved ones. annette is working hard not to have to borrow but has not been able to break the cycle. federal office of comptroller is occurrencey is examining the practices under the community reinvestment act. we'll let you know what happens. >> you feel for what she's going through. >> coming up next, beating high costs of skiing. >> we'll help you find best >> we'll help you find best cuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to
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power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app.
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a $7 million makeover of the great highway got underway today, drivers traveled through this road know it's full of pot holes and loose gravel, today, crews began replacing the drainage system. the road will be repave skptd pedestrian path redone with a smoother surface and new landscaping this, is the first phase of the ocean beach master plan, including work to prevent beach erosion. >> cold weather may not be fun here in the bay area but east of here there is snow in the
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mountains and ski season is in full swing. tonight abc 7 news visits local company that is in the news of helping you get your skies into some of that naturally powder without breaking the bank. >> say hello to ski and snow boards. this is a better start. >> it's amazing and so great to see snow coming back this year. there is this great buzz in the area. >> one of the careers and his co-founder left their jobs to build what is the hot wire of skiing. that change just like airline tickets based on supply and demand. >> there are so many variables out interest. weather, snow, price of gas. that doesn't determine value
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of any given day. having a ticket price for every day is never made sense to us. >> over the past few years they've grown to taking up a floor of this san flan office building. it's has bt lost it's feel. with the growing team of young techyes they struck deals with 250 resorts. they don't have one with vail. others, same logic getting awe a cheap plane ticket can get you a lift ticket. >> there are tricks to that. if you're willing not to see on a weekend, maybe shift to a friday, or monday, mid week you're going to see more savings. >> this often helps to buy well in advance. >> if niners make it to super bowl best thing is that it isn't until 3:30. there is time to get turn in on the slopes.
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>> let's check on the forecast. >> there is some silvering. clear skies as you know, some cold overnight. our calendar, this is for san francisco now. significant rainfall during december putting us well ahead of the normal rainfall totals but december by january, by contrast has been quite dry, only a couple days of rainfall z looks like dry days are head for seven day or so. here is the accu-weather forecast. showing high temperatures around the bay area, climbing into mid-60s. >> we love it.
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>> we do. >> san francisco 49ers today announced a road trip sweep stakes your chance to win a strip on sunday. the winner gets two game tickets and a one night sti stay at a team hotel. they just publicized it today. you can go to 49ers.com or by yousing link we set up for you on abc 7 news.com and you've got to do this no later than tomorrow at noon. >> mayor ed lee will be going to the conference in mayors of washington. ' revealed he's taking his lucky red shirt and hat to washington, d.c. and plans down to track down the mayor of atlanta. >> i'll make communications clear. as i wear my 49er hat into any conference that i v i think we're on wait to a super bowl. this is a lucky year, you feel that. >> and here is the family probably would love to win those tickets.
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a pair of dogs in their niner uniforms if you can see one cheer leading and another is a player, you can send your reports to us. >> i like that one. that is cute. the warriors in action here at home. >> yes. >> warriors getting set for a visit from lebron james. get is will seth curry be able to play? he tweak
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good evening, everybody. we're live at oracle arena for warriors and heat tonight. this should be fun. you've got the defending champions from miami. lebron james, dwyane wade and company in town. facing a good warriors team. and remember, you've got pay back factor working in it as
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well. warriors beating the heat in miami. if you remember that game, warriors run this road trip, they've won four in a row this, win opened everybody's iz. warriors knocked off the champs. tonight game this, could be a record setting evening for lebron jairjs needing just 18 points to become the youngest player to reach 20,000 points plateau in this just in 10 seasons and he's just 28 years old. >> i joined an elite group of greats that played this game. it's very... i don't take this game for granted. i understand the opportunity i was given. that is why i give everything to this game, hopefully, it will continue to give to me..
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>> golden state comes into this game with a record of 23 and 13. there are added woes is the seth curry situation wex got word he will not be able to go tonight. and he tweaked his ankle in practice today, x rays are negative. but without him, warriors want to show they belong in conversation with the elite teams in the nba. >> they made noise so spot slight going to be on them. with us being a surprise team everyone didn't expect with this. it's two good teams playing against each other. >> moving on to nfl, the 49ers
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and the falcons sunday in atlanta. niners have to be able to get pressure on matt ryan. justin says he bonded with the big elbow brace. >> it's a love-hate relationship. it's one of the things and doing it's job. this, like i said, doing anything a second time is better than the fir time. >> eagles hired ship kelly. he just turn that had job down.
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kelly turning eagles down, then announced he's staying with the bucks and today decided he was reconsidering. and mark trussman gets the job in chicago. strange, sad story involving notre dame linebacker. the news broke today. learning the girlfriend he thought died of leukemia in secht never existed. he said met herron line and started an emotional relationship, turns out it was a hoax. the girl was a phony. kind of a sick prank she was playing. the athletic director discussed the situation in a news conference today. >> there is a lot of sorrow here. but the thing i am most sad of, sad about, is, sorry. that the single most trusting
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human being i've ever met will never be able to trust in the same way again in his life. >> a bizarre situation. warriors and heat tonight. this will be the ninth straight sell out. abc 7 sports brought to you by mercedes-benz. back to you. >> thank you. >> moving quickly join me tonight at 9:00. coming up the view from atlanta and then at 11:00 here on abc 7 unintended consequences a surge in gun and [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center
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two weeks from now, we will begin our annual tournament of champions. and if kristin keeps winning, she will be and thed in that tournament of champions. joan and james, welcome aboard. good luck. pick up your signaling devices, because you're going to work right now, in the first round of play, the jeopardy! round, and here are the categories. you have to name the n for us, of course. we have... and finally... you have to name the bird found within the text of our clue. kristin, start. let's begin with rewritten novel endings for $200, please. kristin. what is "moby-dick"? that's the novel. l endings for $400.